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ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/23
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

LAST UPDATE: 09 January 2023

 

TEACHING

All teaching will be delivered in person and all students are expected to attend lectures/classes as normal.

Prelim, Part 1A and 1B lectures (except Part 1A Classics Now) will normally be recorded and such recordings will be made available on Moodle.

Classes as well as Part 2 lectures/classes will not normally be recorded, but will be streamed if one (or more) student contacts the lecturer with a compelling request to do so (e.g. COVID self-isolation) at least one hour before the lecture or class is set to start.

As far as the recording/streaming of lectures is concerned, it is important to note that:

  • lecturers will not be responsible for technical failure of lecture capture equipment, and are not obligated to replace or repeat any recording/streaming which fails;
  • lecturers are not required to make recordings and some may decide not to do so, for example in order to encourage a more spontaneous and interactive lecture.

 

EXAMINATIONS

Marking and classing guidelines are available HERE.

The following arrangements will be in place:

Prelim

  • Papers 1, 2A and 2B (language examinations) will be held as 3-hour in-person examinations in the examination hall.

  • Paper 3 (Classical Topics) will be held as 2-hour in-person examinations in the examination hall.

  • Paper 4 (Literary Essay) will be examined by coursework essay submitted digitally.

Part IA

  • Papers 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 7 and 8 will be held as 3-hour in-person examinations in the examination hall.

  • Paper 6 (Classical Essays) will be examined by coursework essays submitted digitally.

Part IB

  • Papers 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 11 and 12 (language examinations) will be held as 3-hour in-person examinations in the examination hall.

  • Papers 5 and 6 will be held as 3-hour in-person examinations in the examination hall.  

  • Papers 7–10 will be held as open-book (online) examinations within a 5-hour window. There will be a maximum of 5000 words in total for all three essay questions in Papers 7-10. No one essay should be longer than 2000 words.

Part II

With the exception of A4, for which we will hold a 3-hour in-person examination, all Part II papers will be examined as open-book (online) examinations in a 5-hour window. There will be a maximum of 5000 words in total for all three essay questions. No one essay should be longer than 2000 words.


Current and incoming classics students will find information about their degree programmes on these pages.

The undergraduate degree is known as the Classical Tripos.  The Tripos is divided into four parts, Prelim to Part IA, Part IA, Part IB and Part II.  The links below will take you to information about each part of the Tripos:

You can find more details about the structure of the course in the the University Statutes and Ordinances.

The exam marking criteria are available here, and a range of further information, such as lecture handouts, past exam papers, travel forms, Student-Staff Joint Committee minutes can be found on the Faculty’s Moodle site (an online resource system).

The Lecture Timetable outlines all the classics lectures for the coming year, in a downloadable PDF.

The Undergraduate Handbook contains useful information about studying classics in Cambridge.

You can also find information about transferable skills, plagiarism, and important dates in the Faculty’s year (Undergraduate Calendar, Exam Dates and Term Dates).

The University International Student Team provides specialist support to students who come to study at Cambridge from outside the UK.

Finally, it may not be too early to think about what to do after your degree.

 

 

 

 

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